If you have read any of my previous articles I first stepped into MYOG (Make Your Own Gear) with an attempt at a bivy sack. Long story short, your first attempt at MYOG should not be a large project like a bivy sack, start small. I never finished that project but learned a lot form it and am getting ready for attempt two.
Before starting off on attempt two of the Bivy sack, I decided to try something small. On my Mt Whitney tip, I carried Crampons for the entire trip. I was fortunate I did because of the early season trip, we would not have been able to complete the hike without them.
I hated placing my crampons in my pack each time I used them, because I was afraid their tips would puncture everything in my pack. They also would get everything wet.